PhD in Disruptive Space Manufacturing of Novel Multi-Functional Technologies for CubeSat Platforms

University of Glasgow

PhD 3.5 years Glasgow, UK

Uploaded 1 Feb 2020

Job Description

The James Watt School of Engineering at the University of Glasgow is seeking a highly motivated graduate to undertake a 3.5-year PhD project entitled: Disruptive Space Manufacturing of Novel Multi-Functional Technologies for CubeSat Platforms.

This exciting new project with industrial partner AAC Clyde Space will investigate a range of disruptive technologies to enhance the performance of future CubeSat missions. These will include in-orbit manufacturing of novel structures which are not constrained by existing form factors; for example adaptive manufacturing of large aperture antennae and novel multi-functional structures. The project will require a combination of modelling, simulation and laboratory-scale technology development with a view to future in-orbit demonstration. The successful candidate will work between the University of Glasgow and the industrial partner’s premises located close to the University.

The successful candidate will join a team of researchers working on a range of emerging space technologies, as part of the Space and Exploration Technology Group (SET):
http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/engineering/research/researchgroups/spaceandexplorationtechnology/

Person Specification

Candidates should have or expect to obtain a first class or 2.1 equivalent degree in a relevant discipline and display imagination and creative thinking to devise, develop and demonstrate exciting new space technologies. Prior experience of space technology while desirable is not essential. Candidates should be self-motivated, driven and be strong team players.